The Lipstick Effect – why buy any when you’re always in a mask?- is helping divert funds to other parts of the body.
Indulge yourself with a lockdown treat of some blow-the-budget $400 111Skin Y-Lift Neck & Decollete Serum or some complexion-awakening 111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel. Or, if your splurge threshold is higher, how about the ultra-luxury skincare brand’s $2000 “Celestial Black Diamond Collection” which includes masks potent serums, contour gel, multi-acid accelerating peel, retinol oil, Vitamin C brightening cream, and lots of other goodies to pamper your precious epidermal barriers.
As well as some pretty impressive credentials.
Why so expensive? Diamond particles are used to better deliver targeted ingredients and the formulations were created by an eminent London Harley Street plastic surgeon and aesthetician. Yannis Alexandrides’s NAC Y2 complex is a mix of powerful antioxidants, amino acids, and a vitamin C derivative first used to boost post-treatment healing on his patients.
Environmental damage and collagen degradation is repaired and your skin is soothed by a magic formula that includes anti-inflammatory caffeine. An airless pump keeps every ingredient at its peak. The lift gel also contains a fragrance.
A graduate of the Universities of Athens and Miami who trained at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Alexandrides’s practice offers mastopexies, buccal fat removals, lip lifts, scar revision, chin lifts, jaw reductions, laser resurfacing, micro pen facials, and a whole range of regenerative and reparative treatments. He also offers bespoke virtual consultations and a fly-in service. Covid permitting. But his world-renowned products still can come to you.
The London-based doctor is well versed in bioidentical actives and botanical extracts like licorice root. 111 Skin now offers five ranges and fifty products including new $150 Clarity, Intensive, and Reparative booster supplements that hack into your cellular eco-system to detoxify and re-colonize the gut with digestive enzymes and probiotics to improve your skin health from the inside out.
After inserting a pure-collagen sponge soaked in NAC under the skin of a surgical patient to accelerate healing, Dr. Yannis, who founded 111Skin with his wife Eva, elevated the formula for non-surgical patients. NAC Y2 includes a trio of actives with superior antioxidant capabilities, one of which stimulates the production of glutathione – the body’s most powerful intracellular antioxidant. The superior results included epidermal strengthening, scar reduction, and a more youthful appearance.
Used as the core of every product in his “Reparative! range, the complex has come to embody the principle of 111SKIN – innovative science that yields unrivaled results. Says the American and European board-certified Dr. Alexandrides MD FACS: “We bring clinically-inspired skincare that addresses real-life concerns to our customers. Using my 20+ years of expertise and medical observations, we develop products using innovative formulas that are engineered using the most sophisticated methods for efficient penetration of the skin and the highest levels of efficacy. We strive to bring the best of Harley Street to your home, creating skincare that can replicate in-clinic treatments, all while feeling opulently indulgent and sensorial pleasure.”
As well as Y Theorem Repair Serum ($359) 111 Skin has developed the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask and Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask as well as its flagship healing serum. They have also created 111 SPACLINIC. By combining surgical expertise, precision skincare, and cutting-edge technology within a multi-sensory environment, the brand fuses the luxury of a spa with the efficacy of clinical treatments. Says 111 Skin’s founder: “11SPA/CLINIC was created by a need to bridge the gap between 111 Harley St. and 111SKIN”. The brand fuses both brands to deliver treatments that are as efficacious and they are luxurious, offering a selection of face and body experiences that address all skincare concerns.”